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Reading Marriage Enrichment

20 Surprisingly Simple Rules and Tools for a Great Marriage, Steve Stephens

Having a great marriage isn’t necessarily complex. It’s about the basics. And getting the basics right often means just making little changes that produce big positive results. Dr. Steve shows you how to do just that, whether you’re newly married or celebrating your 30th anniversary.

A Lasting Promise, Scott Stanley, Daniel Trathen, Savanna McCain, Milt Bryan

Based on the best-selling book, Fighting for Your Marriage, this book will help you create a marriage of lasting love. The powerful and practical principles are solidly supported by Scripture with a unique blending of university research.

Blueprints for a Solid Marriage, by Steve Stephens
 
This book shows you how to go beyond commitment so you can have a covenant marriage that will last a lifetime.

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas

Divorce Proof Your Marriage, Gary and Barbara Rosberg

Too many couples have given up on their marriages. Disappointment sets in. Distance develops. A husband and wife don’t legally divorce – but are emotionally divorced. The authors want to help you strengthen your marriage and guard against the slow slide to divorce.

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage, Willard F. Harley Jr.

Marriage works only when each spouse takes the time to consider the other's needs and strives to meet them. The author identifies ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses.

Love and Respect, Emerson Eggerichs
 

A wife has one driving need – to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need – to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and biblically.

Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers

A novel every couple should read which shows what marital love really looks like. It retells the story of Hosea in the gold country of California in the 1850's.

Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas

This instant classic asks, "What if God is more concerned about your holiness than your happiness?" Maybe a healthy marriage is more about character than compatibility.

Secrets to Lasting Love, Gary Smalley
 
This foremost marriage researcher looks at the basic principles to guide couples to a harmonious and long lasting relationship, packed with practical questionnaires and exercises.

Sheet Music, Kevin Leman
 
With humor and insight this best selling author explores the importance of a healthy sexual relationship in a forthright manner toward building an intimacy that lasts a lifetime.

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman
 
Different people express love in different ways. If you understand each other's love languages, you can learn to give and receive love more effectively.

The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts, Judith S. Wallerstein, Sandra Blakeslee

Inspired by the hope that the experience of satisfied husbands and wives might provide useful lessons to others, the authors interviewed 50 couples who had been married nine years or more. This book tells why these strong marriages flourish.

The Love List, Les and Leslie Parrott
 
Once a day…take time to touch, find something that makes you both laugh. Once a week…do something active that lifts your spirits, boost your partner’s self-esteem. Once a month…rid yourselves of harmful residue, fine up passion in the bedroom. Once a year…review your top-ten highlights, chart your course for the coming year.
 
The Second Half of Marriage
 
No matter how good your marriage is, it's not invulnerable. Bad things happen to the best of marriages. The question isn't whether you'll face struggles as a couple, but how you'll handle them when they come. When the going gets tough, what does it take to preserve - and in the long run, even strengthen - your union?

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Love Talk - Parrott, Drs. Les and Leslie

Take Back Your Marriage - Doherty, William

The Act of Marriage - LaHaye, Tim

Becoming Parents: How to Strengthen Your Marriage as Your Family Grows - Jordan, Pamela L. 

Becoming Soul Mates - Parrott, Dr. Les

Divorce-Proof Your Marriage - Rosberg, Gary

The Five Love Languages - Chapman, Gary 

The Language of Love - Smalley, Dr. Gary 

A Lasting Promise - Stanley, Scott

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work - Gottman, John, Ph.D. and Nan Silver 

Heart of Commitment - Stanley, Scott Ph.D.

The Book of Marriage - Dana Mack 

Fall in Love, Stay in Love - Willard F. Harley Jr. 

The Love List: Eight Healthy Habits for Married Couples - Les Parrott 

Men and Women - Larry Crabb 

Sacred Marriage - Gary Thomas 

The Marriage Builder - Larry Cribb 

The Mystery of Marriage - Mike Mason 

20 (Surprisingly Simple) Rules and Tools for a Great Marriage - Steve Stephens 

Traits of A Lasting Marriage - Jim Conway

Margin - Richard A. Swenson

The Art of Understanding Your Mate - Cecil G. Osborne 

The Secret of Staying in Love - John Powell 

Making Love Last Forever - Smalley, Dr. Gary

Intimacy

Intended for Pleasure- Wheat, Ed and Gaye

Passages of Marriage - Minirth, Dr. Frank and Mary Alice; Dr.'s Brain and Deborah Newman; Dr. Robert and Susan Hemfelt 

Restoring the Pleasure - Penner, Clifford L., Ph.D. and Joyce J. Penner, R.N., M.N. 

Sheet Music - Leman, Kevin